July 5, 2013

A Starry 4th

I didn't really have big plans for the 4th of July this year-- luckily, Chicago is pretty much made of big plans! Dan and I hung out at Loyola Park, a nearby beach. The combined smoke from all the nearby grills made it seem like one big barbeque, and we were surrounded by hundreds of stars-and-stripes clad people dancing to mariachi music, playing with sparklers, and setting off fireworks. It was such an awesome party atmosphere and probably the "most" 4th of July 4th of July I've ever experienced!

(blue peplum top: American Eagle)(red shorts: Forever 21)(white eyelet blazer: LOFT)(necklace: handmade gift)

And JUST LOOK at this necklace!! My friend Tiff made it for me while she was experimenting with resin jewelry. They have real sprinkles inside-- rainbow star sprinkles, my favorite!!


  1. The beach looks sooo nice. Pretty sure I just bought that exact top in gray on clearance :)


  2. ah, i bet chicago is just made of plans for the fourth! i love your white blazer here and i'm jealous of you being right at the beach!

    lindsey louise


  3. Sounds like you had a great time! Last year I spent my 4th of July in Chicago too! We had a blast watching the fireworks at Navy Pier. :)

  4. Ooh I am so jealous you're near the beach! That sounds like an awesome 4th!

  5. Aw - I always love being in a city for any holiday. The beach looks wonderful & your little jacket & necklace are the sweetest :-)
    xo Marisa

  6. That necklace is so cute! It was the perfect finish to the outfit. I am glad you enjoyed yourself!


  7. Girl, you are just too cute and that little necklace is so much fun! What a cute outfit for the 4th, it sounds like you had a great day :) Enjoy the rest of your week!

    xo, Alyssa

  8. I've wanted a white blazer like that for ages! Looks lovely on you :)

    www.tapeparade.wordpress.com XX

  9. Nice post sweets.....
    may be we can follow each other..!!
    Keep in touch


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